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  • XK SAZ
    Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level occurred. What is a normal level? What is the highest it has gone?
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 27, 2004
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      Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level occurred.

      What is a normal level? What is the highest it has gone?
    • David
      ... Radio blackout refers to the behavior of HF signals, which propagate long distances by bouncing off of the ionosphere. Normal is no blackout. R1 means
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 27, 2004
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        --- In methanehydrateclub@yahoogroups.com, XK SAZ <group@s...> wrote:
        > Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level occurred.
        >
        > What is a normal level? What is the highest it has gone?

        Radio blackout refers to the behavior of HF signals, which propagate
        long distances by bouncing off of the ionosphere. Normal is no
        blackout. R1 means minor degredation of HF signals on the sunlit side
        of the planet, with occasional loss of radio contact. The scale goes
        from R1 - R5. See this link for more information.
        http://www.sec.noaa.gov/NOAAscales/#RadioBlackouts .
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